So a friend of mine received a spam, which is not unusual, but this one was a little different.
This guy is in Malaysia, and the spam he usually receives is from all over the place, mostly US-centric, but this one was targeting Malaysians, Malaysian spammer producing Malaysian spam, is it the first?
I asked for him to forward the mail to me so I could check it out, pretty standard spam.
I then noticed Thunderbird was blocking some external images so I checked the source of the e-mail (The from address was pretty anonymous “eMarketer in Malaysia” firstname.lastname@example.org).
The source indeed revealed the location of the imbedded images:
RM288 – 150,000 emails (one day trial)
RM388 – 500,000 emails
RM688 – 1,000,000 emails
RM1376 – 2,000,000 emails
RM2064 – 3,000,000 emails + 1,000,000 emails FREE + ad design FREE!!
Reply with your contact number. Or call Ms Meng 012-205 1591 or Mr Lim 012- 302 3899
It seems this company webflexx does offer spamming services:
“direct email marketing” another term for spam right?
Notice the subdirectory of the spammer is /meng and the registrant of the webflexx domain is also an Ong Meng Foong, no coincidence right?
24-2 Plaza Damansara Jalan Medan Setia 2,
Going up one directory allowed me to browse the /meng directory, quite a nice collection of stuff.
Browsing through the /meng directory I also found a screenshot of a personal ‘blog’ from Meng Foong.
Now whilst I couldn’t quite make out the text of the URL I could see the name “Meng’s Fickle Rambling Sessions”, which I of course Googled and found his blog, you can have a read here:
From browsing the sub-directories it seems his clients are sexual based so far, sex toys, condoms and so on.
All his spam templates have this ‘disclaimer’ at the bottom:
Note: This email is meant for our potential clients. Should you have received it in error, please reply “unsubscribe” at the subject header. Thank you.
He or a friend named Amanda seems to be a student or ex-student of Help University college and a member of the Christian Fellowship there.
A quick Google Search on his site doesn’t yield much, just a couple more directories nothing interesting (/images and /multimedia).
I know people have to make a living, but spamming is not the way ok.
I hope no-one out there supports these spammers by paying them for these services, and no one of you uses any of these services advertised through spam.
There are plenty of pictures too in the http://www.webflexx.com/meng/ directory, check /tiomans and /kk to see :)
Have fun and remember don’t spam. If you really don’t know why spam is bad, read this.
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